Pakistan Cricket Board launches its own Hall of Fame, 6 Legends to be Inducted Initially
According to The Hindu, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be launching its own ‘Hall of Fame’ to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of its stalwarts from yesteryears.
As part of the initial launch, six members from the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame – Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas – will be inducted into the PCB ‘Hall of Fame’.
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According to the publication, there will be three more inductions each year from 2021 with the inductees to be chosen by an independent panel and announced on October 16, the day when the country made its Test debut in 1952.
According to PCB guidelines, cricketers who have retired from international cricket for at least five years will be eligible for induction into the PCB Hall of Fame.
“Since earning the Test status, Pakistan has produced world-renowned cricketers who have not only put Pakistan on the world map but have left their mark on world cricket,” PCB chief Ehsan Mani said, as reported by The Hindu.
“…it is appropriate that these six extraordinary performers be the founding inductees as they continue to inspire the next generation of superstars,” he added.
The decision was taken during a virtual meeting of PCB’s Board of Governors on Saturday.
In related news, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced to conduct the remaining 20 matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) from June 1, a day after the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL), reports Republic World. The Board of Governors (BoG) of PCB held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the findings of an investigation on how players got infected during PSL 6 in March. At the meeting, PCB members not only acknowledged the failures but also agreed to resume the sixth edition of the tournament from June 1.
According to a press release issued by PCB, the remaining 20 matches will be held in Karachi’s National Stadium, which has been decided after consultations with franchises. PCB will outsource the management of the biosecure bubble to a private company. All matches will be held in the evening at 8 pm, except for double-headers, when the first match will start at 5 pm and the second match at 10 pm. Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will lock horns against each other on June 1.